Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Another little something for the arrival of Tick - this is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts and the yarn is the same I used for the Baby Raglan. Debbie Bliss cashmerino I think...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Does anyone elses home look that chaotic?

Actually, don't answer that, it's most likely just going to depress me...

Living with toddlers is not beneficial to tidy surroundings. *sigh*

I'm not sure why I am subjecting people to this, and this is a particularly bad day, and clearly pre-evening tidy up, but with all the nesting that's been going on here recently I guess it's been on my mind. Isn't it strange how mess breeds mess? And how it ends up cluttering your mind?

I admit, I'm not the tidiest person, but I've been trying to get organised for little Tick and part of that is to declutter. Over time we've been given so much stuff for the Bean and I've been going through it all, giving stuff away and storing other things away for later re-use by Tick.

Not that this is going to prevent further mess, but a girl can have her illusions, right? Also, it takes my mind off the article I'm supposed to write... although that is maybe not such a good thing. ;-)

I've also finished the Baby Raglan that I've been knitting. Sadly the colour didn't come out at all - it's a very light sage green - but I'm hoping to get another shot when Tick can actually model the sweater.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Buttons ahoy!

Not much to report here so I'll just post a shot, taken 2 weeks ago when we had friends staying with us. This is Spurn Point, where we spend a lovely day, walking and chatting, and building castles in the sand with the Bean. It's a stunning place, really, a very narrow lip of land that is only a few hundred metres wide the most (often less) and reaches a few miles into the sea. I'd never been, but I can see us returning there often.

In other news - we have a wardrobe in the kids' room now, so I can finally start washing all the newborn clothes. I've been nesting like crazy these last few weeks. Did it start this early with the Bean? I don't remember this at all... Or maybe it's because this time round with the house a bit more finished I actually have a CHANCE of being somewhat ready for the new arrival. So I've been rooting around, finding things, stocking up on things I will need in the first few weeks, but mainly I've been washing load after load of laundry. It doesn't help that I've decided to give cloth nappies a serious try this time round. With the Bean I didn't use them as much as I wanted to because we were just not set up for that yet, but this time I'm ready I think. :-)

Oh, and I've finally got round to sewing some buttons onto my recent knitting projects. I don't have a picture of Bean's cardigan yet because he is wearing it today and I didn't get round to it in the morning, but here is the Tick's baby cardigan:

I know, I know, you've seen this and it wasn't that exciting the first time round, but I'm always amazed what a difference a few buttons make. Suddenly it looks kind of cute while before it was just... a wide expanse of garter stitch. ;-)